Rhythm Traders Grand Opening in July
Rhythm Fest will feature master clinics, product demonstrations, live performances, free classes, Oregon’s Fastest Drummer Contest, Sabian Day and other events. Starting Tuesday July 7th, the week long festival will culminate Saturday July 11th with a street fair of live performances on their outdoor stage. All classes, performances, and events are free and open to the public. Door prizes will given all week long. Proceeds from all raffles will be donated to a lucky Portland area school in the fall.
Master Class with Swing Legend Donny Osborne July 7th (Free)
Master Class Roland Drum Clinic with Mike Snyder, July 8th (Free) "Tech & Tune" July 9th Drum Tuning Clinic sponsored by Gretsch/Evans (Free) Sabian Day July 9th Master Class with Steve Ferrone July 9th (Free) Master Class with Russ Miller (Date TBA Free)
Rhythm Fest Street Fair Saturday 7/11 featuring live performances by Obo Addy, Tom Grant, Melao de Cuba, Lions of Batucada, Bobby Torres, Reggae Ambassadors, Sebe Kan Djembe Ensemble.
Free classes all day long on Saturday 7/11 by Caton Lyles, Lions of Batucada, Israel Annoh, & James Travers will cover the basics of jazz drumming, samba, djembe, and congas.
Rhythm Traders moved to their renovated 11,000 sq ft storefront in March 2009, which features a 5000 sq/ft showroom, an equal 5000 sq/ft of storage and repair facilities, plus an additional 1000 sq/ft in lesson studios including a large Community Lesson Room for drumset master classes, and group samba, conga, & djembe lessons. Rhythm Traders was established in 1992 and is Oregon’s only Five Star Drum Shop.